Department of Architecture Fall 2012 Public Lecture Series – In_Form – Ali Rahim

Department of Architecture Fall 2012 Public Lecture Series – In_Form – Ali Rahim
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Speaker: Ali Rahim

Lecture Title: Elegant Formations

Introduction: David Erdman

Lecture Description:

At the Dawn of the 21st Century, digital technologies have enabled new techniques for the development of architecture. In Elegant Formations, Ali Rahim suggests that beyond generating innovative forms, digital design techniques have the potential to affect the wider cultural landscape in profound ways. Digital technologies allow architecture to engage a feedback loop with its contexts- to absorb influences and produce concrete effects on its users. This lecture offers both a philosophy and specific techniques for how architects can catalyze cultural advancements.

About the Speaker: 

ALI RAHIM Ali Rahim is an architect and founding Director of Contemporary Architecture Practice (CAP). Rahim has twenty five years of architectural design and management experience in Boston and New York City. Ali Rahim holds a Masters Degree in Architecture from Columbia University, where he won the Honor Award for Excellence in Design and the Kinney Travelling Fellowship. Active in education, Rahim is a Professor of Design at the University of Pennsylvania and has previously served as the Zaha Hadid Studio Visiting Design Professor at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna, the Louis I Kahn Visiting Architecture Design Professor at Yale University and a Visiting Architecture Design Professor at Harvard University. Ali Rahim has authored and co-edited books on contemporary design including Catalytic Formations (2011) in Chinese with additional projects and texts, Turbulence (2011), Elegance (2007) with Hina Jamelle, Catalytic Formations: Architecture and Digital Design (2006) in its second edition, Contemporary Techniques in Architecture (2002) and Contemporary Processes in Architecture (2000).

Additional Information:

CPD Credit Hours and AIA CES Learning Unit Hours are offered to members of the HKIA and the AIA.

This lectures is open to the general public.

The Fall 2012 Public Lecture Series are co-sponsored by “Ronald Lu & Partners (HK) Ltd.” & “Woo, Chow, Wong & Partners (HK) Ltd.” visiting lectureship in architecture.